Crewe Heritage Centre

   
Address : Vernon Way
Town/City : Crewe
County : Cheshire
Country : England
Post code : CW1 2DB
Web Site :  www.fohc.co.uk

The Friends of the Crewe Heritage Centre was formed in 2007 by a group of individuals, their aim was to assist in maintaining and running of the site.

 

cheshire-chc2 Since then they have aided in locomotive restoration and provide a unique learning experience. Based in the Crewe North Junction Signal Box. in its fantastic location in the heart of the Grand Junction Railway. The friends are responsible for running the site, along with The Crewe Heritage Trust.

The Crewe Heritage Centre is open all year round, our main season is April to September with selected special events taking place from October to March. For more information on special events please visit the 'Contact Us' page of this website.

The Crewe Heritage Centre was opened 4th June 1987 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the kind help of British Railways. Since then the museum has gone from strength to strength, and in 2012 the Centre hosted part of the ''Crewe 175'' celebrations. The site is home to the last surviving; Advanced Passenger Train (BR Class 370) that has sat along side the West Coast Mainline since 1992. We also are host to D1842 (47 192) the first Class 47 locomotive to enter preservation, The site was once home to the LMS Carriage depot, and was a major part of Crewe Works. Our biggest attraction is our 600 yard Miniature Railway, consisting of six locomotives. The miniature railway was opened in 1992 with two engines, these two engines can still be seen today, in full working order, thanks to the dedication our our staff. The museum grounds is also host to the NMRA; North West Division, who currently occupy part of the North Junction Signal Box.

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